Years in print:
The Daily Evening News, jointly owned by Charles G. Ramsey and Abraham S. Mitchell, was established in 1852, and started with the small circulation of five hundred copies. It was ably edited and soon became regarded with favor by the community. Its circulation has continually increased until it has reached 4,000 dailies, 7,000 weeklies, and 500 tri-weeklies, and the weekly expenses of the establishment are nearly $1,000. Mr. Abraham S. Mitchell, editor, Mr. Daniel N. Grissom, associate editor. There are also able reporters connected with the journal.
(From Edwards’ Great West…And A Complete History of St. Louis by Richard Edwards and Dr. M. Hopewell, 1860).